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Fastest Glacier

A glacier moving way too fast reveals how unpredictable the effects of global warming can be.
Topic: Planet EarthPlanet EarthBrand: NOVA ScienceNOWNOVA ScienceNOW

Greenland's Jakobshavn glacier dumps more water into the ocean in a day than New York City uses in one month, and that rate is double what it was merely a decade ago. Why the speed-up? NOVA scienceNOW correspondent Peter Standring accompanies scientists as they explore the complex dynamics of this massive glacier and try to unravel the mystery of its hurried melting.

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